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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
31.01.2002 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Club Pilot
Stanage Edge
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Hi Way
Vision 5

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot flew too far behind rocky cliff edge, he lost altitude and crashed amongst the rocks.

Three fractured vertebrae Fr (R) arm Fr (R) elbow Cut lip/bruising.
18.01.2002 Male

Age:
36
Soo (Lanzarotte)
Spain

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Off Piste
Discovery

Launch Type:
Student flew downwind and crashed into the top of the mountain following several successful soaring beats.

Fr (R) foot.
13.01.2002 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Club Pilot
Monte Carlo
Monaco

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Thermic
Paraglider

Wing:
Pro Design
Effect 38

Launch Type:
Foot (Forward)
Whilst soaring in thermal lift two paragliders collided causing a tear to one of them. The pilot managed to land safely.

Shock.
06.01.2002 Female

Age:
45

Rating:
Club Pilot
Mount Pleasant
Barbados

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Axon

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)


Fractured vertebra lower back.
01.01.2002 Male

Age:
39

Rating:
Club Pilot
Chillerton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
16-24 km/h

Conditions:
Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Independence
Dragon

Launch Type:
Foot (Reverse)
Whilst performing a 360 degree turn the pilot encountered sinking air resulting in a loss of altitude. The pilot clipped the hillside whilst exiting the turn.

Fractured vertabrae * 2, broken finger nail.
29.12.2001 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Stantor, Torquay
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
8-16 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Powered PG

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Engine:
Revoloution

Launch Type:
Powered
During xc flight paramotr unit suffered failure - no details.

29.12.2001 Male

Age:
18
Hunstanton
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
+ 48 km/h

Conditions:
Gusts
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Astra

Launch Type:
Instructor attempting to demonstrate hand towing in 30mph wind in front of hill Student held the tow line whilst the Instructr assited another student who was clipped into the harness / canopy. All three were dragged back.

23.12.2001 Male

Age:
55

Rating:
Pilot
Middle Wallop
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-8 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Paraglider

Wing:
Firebird
G Sport

Launch Type:
Vehicle/Boat Tow


Cut foot.
22.12.2001 Male

Age:
58

Rating:
Club Pilot
Nora Hill
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
24-32 km/h

Conditions:
Smooth/Steady
Flexwing Hang Glider

Wing:
Moyes
Xtra Lite 147

Launch Type:
Foot (Assisted)
Pilot attempted to extend a cross country flight with the result that he had limited landing options. Landed in the rotor behind a tor, and was also blinded by the low sun.

Possible Fr ribs, aggravated previous HG head injury, minor bruises.
14.12.2001 Male

Age:
67

Rating:
Club Pilot
At Villa In Lanzarote
Spain
Paraglider

Wing:
Apco
Allegra

Launch Type:
Pilot bought harness froma chief coach which was subsequently discovered to be in poor condition and unsuitable.

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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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